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(#959) Charlie Y (Savannah, GA)
9/18/2004 in Macon, GA  EVENT: Georgia State Service Assembly  TYPE: AA, Male, Story

Sober 11 years since 1993 and a DCM at the time of this talk, Charlie was a down home country boy who could weld anything.

One time at a meeting I was in, an old timer said, "Just don't drink and go to meetings." Charlie shared later, "That's like telling a homeless man to just buy a house."

He was a Vietnam vet who knew he could not stop drinking. When the time was right, his wife gave him a copy of the Big Book she had been saving for a couple of years.

This is a powerful, often funny story of fogiveness and many miracles of recovery.

Charlie died sober at age 63 on 1/23/2013 under Hospice care in his home surrounded by friends.

Job well done Charlie.

(1 hr 12 min) (25 MB) (id#959)